I recently had a chance to ask bitsbubba
, the winner
of last's month's first ever PSX-Scene developer contest
a few questions, and discuss the Newbie Friendly Project
, that is known as NFW
. Named by me(tthousand
), and created by bitsbubba
, it became a mission to bring back the term CFW
, and MFW
, and to help teach people who had not known those terms, what they are and what they mean. We are proud to say many noobs and enthusiasts alike, around the world, have been enjoying Newbie Friendly Ware
and based on the response to the first developer contest we are looking forward to see what is coming for future contests!
Why did you decide to make this CFW? Was it for the contest, or for other reasons?
How did you create the very first NFW? From the begining...
I prefer Cosmetic MFW, why the first because I'm a helper and some users that never used PS3MFW Builder wanted the newly discovered Cinavia patch (actually not even a patch, just replacing retail files with debug files) so that was the first NFW, a basic MFW with Cinavia disabled. For the contest? No, as I didn't really even think of the contest when I built it!
Planning on any tutorials? How I made NFW, something... the people are hungry for NFW
The first one, well I actually answered that in the first question, it was nothing just basically all PS3MFW Builder.
However I saw it was quite popular so that's when I decided to step it up and actually build something. Then came NFW v2 with this one I added a homebrew category which I named "the Homebrew Channel in honor of Team Twiizers members Marcan & Bushing also of failOverFlow, change the name of app_home/PS3_GAME to read Start Game (disc-less) (actually since dongle days I've always used Play Game (disc-less) I changed it for NFW's release) plus removed icons,disabled Cinavia & spoofed (later un-spoofed).
With NFW v3 I received my Cobra USB so of course I added my change to Cobra CFW (for my own personal use, but then decided everyone should get to try it) since I had already added Package Manager to mine I thought I'd ask permission before releasing it & got the thumbs up from Cyberskunk.
What words of advice do you have for a newbie getting into the scene, or even an year-one guy like myself?
Tutorials? And give away my secrets? No seriously I learned from other tutorials. Tools I used are out there available to every one, PS3MFW Builder v0.2 (I hear v0.3 going to be even easier to use), Notepad++ (XML), RCOmage (RCO), SFOedit (SFO), doz packer (PKG), REBUG, multiMAN, dev_blind (now incorporated into multiMAN), etc...
What other things have you made, or are going to make Newbie Friendly?
Read, Analyze, Learn & Experiment (Cautiously)
What is the meaning of life?
I'm Planning at least one more release (NFW v3.3X3) and maybe a few more homebrew packs
And... Just how Newbie Friendly is NFW?
There's a meaning? I haven't found it yet. I just live it day by day, you never know what tomorrow brings.
What was your opinion about the contest?
Friendly enough for my 4 yr old
Why did you participate, and was it fun?
My opinion on the whole contest thing is I think it's a good idea, a good incentive, a good reason for others to get involved on developing for the PS3
Why do you think you won the contest?
I didn't mean to participate, but when I found out I was in the contest I had fun, competition is fun
Why do you think people liked your project?
I have some great supporters and friends here and plenty of them know I'm just here to help my fellow "Sceners"
Were you surprised at how many 'likes' you received?
It was different from the boring old FW (except REBUG, I just wish I could use it with the Cobra USB) plus I think they knew coming from me it would have technical support (seeing as I'm always here)
And there you have it folks! Congratulations again go out to bitsbubba and we hope the $250 donation comes in handy. The work that bitsbubba did was awesome and we are looking forward to future updates from him as well as new submissions from the devs that are working hard to push this scene forward. That's all! Thanks to bitsbubba
, for the interview, the NFW, and for always being helpful!
Be sure to stop by the NFW-Repository
for all things NFW
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- A quote we all know to end this article, "Opinions are like ass****s, everyone has one & they all STINK!!"